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Winter Glory Willow

Winter Glory Willow

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Discover the Winter Glory Willow, a magnificent and robust willow variety that's a natural hybrid of Salix gracilistyla and Salix caprea. Known for its large and fluffy catkins, this willow is not only a sight to behold in your garden but also a fantastic choice for early pollinators and ornamental cut stems. The stems of the "Winter Glory" willow are shiny burgundy, with bright red flower buds that add to its ornamental appeal. In our Top 5 for willows!

Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Salix 'Winter Glory' (syn. Salix x leucopithecia)
  • Common Name: Winter Glory Willow
  • Growing Zones: Hardy in USDA Zones 4 to 8
  • Mature Size: Reaches heights of 10 - 15 feet with a spread of 5 - 8 feet
  • Catkin Characteristics: Large, 3-inch fluffy catkins that bloom in late winter
  • Sun Exposure: Prefers full sun

Growing Specifics

  • Soil Requirements: Thrives in moist, slightly acidic soils but is adaptable to a range of soil conditions.
  • Watering Needs: Prefers consistent moisture, especially during establishment and in dry periods.
  • Pruning and Maintenance: Prune after blooming to encourage new growth and maintain shape. Regular pruning promotes juvenile growth, which is more prolific in blooming.
  • Landscape Uses: Ideal for mixed borders, cutting gardens, wildlife gardens, rain gardens, and as specimen plants.
  • Special Attributes: Attracts early pollinators and is excellent for cut flower arrangements. Deer resistant and suitable for clay soils.

Unique Features

  • Early Bloom: The Winter Glory Willow is one of the first plants to bloom, offering early support to pollinators.
  • Cut Flower Production: Its striking catkins are highly valued in floral arrangements, adding beauty and texture.
  • Environmental Benefits: This willow is a dynamic accumulator, making it useful in soil stabilization and ecological projects.

The Winter Glory Willow is a striking addition to any garden, offering both ecological benefits and visual appeal. Its adaptability to various growing conditions and minimal care requirements make it a suitable choice for both novice and experienced gardeners

Planting Instructions

Planting willow cuttings is one of the easiest ways to start new plants! Before planting, it's beneficial to prep the cuttings by soaking them in water for 24 to 48 hours. This helps to encourage root development.

You can also start the cuttings indoors in pots filled with moist soil. This method allows for close monitoring and protection from outdoor elements, providing an ideal start especially in colder climates.

After you soak your cuttings, Choose a sunny to partially shaded location with moist, well-drained soil for planting. Plant the cuttings deep enough, with about two-thirds of their length underground, to ensure stability and adequate root formation. After planting, water the cuttings thoroughly and maintain consistent soil moisture as they establish.

We understand the importance of clear guidance, so with every order of willow cuttings, we provide comprehensive planting instructions. These instructions cover everything from the initial soaking and potting to outdoor planting and care, ensuring your willow cuttings get the best possible start.


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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Robin S
Winter Glory willow cuttings

Nice healthy cutting! Waiting for them to root!

Lesley fry
Willow cuttings

So excited to get my willow sticks!!! They have all rooted! Very fast shipping and great planting directions. My pollinators will be so excited for the first blooms of spring!


Willow shoots arrived very sturdy and healthy. Ready to plant soon!!!! Great packaging.


Perfect 6-8” cuttings, thanks so much!!!

George Anderson
Winter Glory Willow

I have put this willow, along with the several varieties that I received at the same time into soil and waiting to see some signs of plant activity. I am new to growing willows and I am anxiously looking forward to having some success with this plant genera.